Ate the end of my finger off OOPS!
Well I routed the end of my finger off and it was done without the necessary thinking that should have preceded the effort. I started on the wrong side of the table , it is connected to my saw and I started on the side of the saw that your on when you saw a board , which was in my case the wrong feed side of the router.
I make pottery for a living and I need my hands for my work and I play guitar, I use the finger (middle right) to play the guitar with, I use a finger picking style playing the guitar. I went to the hand specialist and and he told me He could skin graph it or let it heal and both ways would take about 5 weeks. It was a completely open wound for those five weeks (it was the fingerprint part of the finger and some of its length) They took the finger nail off and clipped the tip of the the bone ,which was partially ground up and the router broke the bone also.
This was a bad mistake, I started to early in the day, before I was bright eyed. I thought it was the way to do this part that I was working on. It wasn't. I don't feel like the brightest bulb on the tree right now but I thought this might make someone prethink their moves before you do them. Think twice cut once. It is two months now and I am able to carefully use my hand. The guitar will take 5 months the specialist says and when I play the skin might not be able to take the strings and If thats the case they will then use a skin graph. I think in another month I will be able to throw pots. As you can see it stole a big part of my life from me and I hope this will make you think first.